User talk:Nickicham



Welcome [2 April 2008]

Welcome to WeRelate, your virtual genealogical community. We're glad you have joined us. At WeRelate you can easily create ancestor web pages, connect with cousins and other genealogists, and find new information. To get started:

  1. Take the WeRelate tour to see what you can do.
  2. Watch the tutorial videos to learn how to make ancestor web pages.

If you need any help, I will be glad to answer your questions. Just click on my signature link below and then click on the “Leave a message” link under my name in the upper left corner of my profile page. Thanks for participating and see you around! --Ronni 02:11, 2 April 2008 (EDT)

Thanks for the welcome!

Monique--Nickicham 02:31, 2 April 2008 (EDT)

Williams Chamberlain.GED Imported Successfully [1 April 2008]

The pages from your GEDCOM have been generated successfully. You may view them by launching the Family Tree Explorer and opening the family tree into which this GEDCOM was imported.

For questions or problems, leave a message for Dallan or send an email to

--WeRelate agent 21:03, 1 April 2008 (EDT)

How to delete WMCH.GED [2 April 2008]


I was going to explain how to delete a tree that you've created but I see you've already figured out how :-).

--Dallan 21:59, 1 April 2008 (EDT)

Does that mean I only have the Williams-Chamberlain ged file on the site?

Thanks! Monique--Nickicham 22:01, 1 April 2008 (EDT)

That's right. The other tree has been deleted. You can see your trees by clicking on "MyRelate" in the blue menu bar, then on "Trees". Let me know if you have any more questions!--Dallan 22:27, 1 April 2008 (EDT)

Document Images [5 August 2008]

Hi, I am an admin for WeRelate. I will be patrolling image licensing from now on. I noticed that you had a question about the license for the ship manifest report. Federal documents created by federal employees are public domain. I assume that this is a federal document because it says united States at the top. So, I marked it public domain. If this manifest is not a federal document, please let me know. Private documents published after 1920 have copyright restrictions. They can be used under fair use rules if you either reduce the resolution or copy only a small part of the document. Please leave me a message if you have any questions or comments. Thanks for participating in the WeRelate community.  :-)--sq 15:19, 5 August 2008 (EDT)

Image license [7 August 2008]

Hi, I am an admin for WeRelate. I will be reviewing image licensing from now on. I noticed that you had a question about your images.

The fair use doctrine allows us to display "small snippets" of historical documents. Since this is a small snippet of a newspaper page, that is the license I used.

You also had a question about

I assume that you took this picture. Since you took the picture you can license it anyway you choose. I gave it the combined GFDL/SSA license. This means other people can use the image but they have to give you credit. If my assumption is incorrect please give me a few more particulars about the photo. If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to leave me a message.  :-)--sq 16:25, 5 August 2008 (EDT)

You also had a questions about.

Image:Billy Brannum.jpgImage:Dad & 1st wife.JPG

I marked them as "low resolution unique historical photos."

Generally, the rule for "fair use" of family photos is:

a. the image either is significantly lower resolution than the original or the image is a small snippet of the original, and
b. the photograph depicts a non-reproducible historic subject, and no free alternative exists or can be created, and
c. of no larger and of no higher quality than is necessary for the illustration of an article, and
d. the use of the image on WeRelate is not expected to decrease the value of the copyright.

I need a little more information before I can choose an appropriate license. Please answer as many of these questions as possible.

1. Do you know approximately when the photo was taken?
2. Do you know who took the photo? When the photographer died?
3. What was the original size of the image?
4. Is the image a part of a larger whole?

For your image: I marked it public domain because it was published before 1923.

Please respond by clicking on my user name at the end of this message and select Leave a message. Thanks.  :-)

Image license question [28 August 2008]

Hi Nicki,

This is Dallan responding to the question you left on my talk page. It looks like you had uploaded a bunch of images and put "help me choose" for the license. Solveig (one of the administrators and my wife actually :-) reviewed the images and changed the licenses to what she thought was most appropriate based upon the information you had given. She's just giving the reasoning she used to choose the license. You don't have to delete any of the images.

In the future, when uploading an image you can usually choose the "Low resolution of a unique historic photograph" license for old images. For current images, if you took the image, choose the "Dual-license with GFDL and creative commons" license.--Dallan 13:06, 28 August 2008 (EDT)